1958 East-West Game - Second Game (Negro League)

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The second 1958 East-West Game was the thirty-second East-West Game, in its twenty-sixth consecutive year. Played on Sunday August 31, 1958, it was held in New York's Yankee Stadium, as the second game of a double-header. The first game that day was between the Bronx and Manhattan All-Stars of the Puerto Rican Baseball League, a semi-pro baseball league in New York City.

The East squad, consisting of players for the Birmingham Black Barons and Detroit Clowns and managed by Ed Steele, beat the West, with players from the Memphis Red Sox and Kansas City Monarchs and managed by Rufus Ligon, 6-5. Key play of the game was former NBA player Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton's steal of home in the top of the eighth inning. Willie Washington hit a 3-run home run for the West in the fifth inning, to give them a 5-2 lead.

Detroit's Willie Harris went the distance for the East, and Memphis' Charlie Pride pitched most of the way for the West, yielding to Kansas City's Marion "Sugar" Cain after seven.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
East 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 6 6 2
West 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 3


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